Zambia Aims to Eradicate Malaria by 2021 - Health Minister Zambia Aims to Eradicate Malaria by 2021 - Health Minister
Zambia aims to eradicate malaria, the country's biggest killer, within three years after deaths from the disease halved last year from 2014, the health minister said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Zambia aims to eradicate malaria by 2021: health minister
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia aims to eradicate malaria, the country's biggest killer, within three years after deaths from the disease halved last year from 2014, the health minister said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambian Health Minister Declares Cholera Epidemic Over Zambian Health Minister Declares Cholera Epidemic Over
A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
Marjie Heier, M.D., may not have found the medical practice she expected in Zambia, but the people of this African nation certainly found what they needed in Heier. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Zambian health minister declares cholera epidemic over
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experts Urge Lawmakers to Focus on Food-Migration Nexus
Pulses are good for nutrition and income, particularly for women farmers who look after household food security, like those shown here at a village outside Lusaka, Zambia. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Daan BauwensBRUSSELS, Jun 8 2018 (IPS)Lawmakers at the highest levels urgently need a “revolution in thinking” to tackle the twin problem of sustainable food production and migration. Starting with an inaugural event in Brussels, then travelling on to New York and Milan, an international team of experts led by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) is urging far-reaching reforms in agricultural and migrat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daan Bauwens Tags: Aid Development & Aid Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Barilla Foundation food policy Nutrition Source Type: news

Zambia:Govt Denies Authorising Culling of 2 000 Hippos
[The Herald] Lusaka -The Zambian government yesterday denied reports that it has authorised the culling of 2 000 hippopotamuses in a national park with a high population of the mammals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Storytelling Training Leads Frontline Health Workers to Advocate at the Highest Levels of Governance
Samalie Kitoleko, a registered nurse at the Uganda Heart Institute and storytelling trainee. Photo by Malaika Media for IntraHealth International.May 29, 2018The firsthand perspectives of frontline health workers are becoming more influential at the highest levels of policymaking, including last week during the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Dozens of health workers, among the thousands of delegates there, took the stage to share their personal experiences in the global effort toward universal health coverage.  Over the past two years,IntraHealth International and its partners at theFrontline Healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Cholera Epidemic — Lusaka, Zambia, October 2017–May 2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cholera Epidemic - Lusaka, Zambia, October 2017-May 2018
A cholera outbreak that began in October 2017 in Zambia has resulted in approximately 5,900 cases and 114 deaths. The government improved the water supply and administered oral cholera vaccine, but flooding led to a resurgence of cholera. A multisectoral and well-coordinated response was key to the control of the outbreak. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural households' flood preparedness and social determinants in Mwandi district of Zambia and Eastern Zambezi Region of Namibia - Mabuku MP, Senzanje A, Mudhara M, Jewitt G, Mulwafu W.
In rural communities of Zambia and Namibia as in other parts of the world, floods are one of the most potentially destructive natural hazards to impact rural livelihoods. This makes it necessary to mitigate their negative impacts through rural households' ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Zambia:U.S.$1 Million Health Products Stolen - Report
[Times of Zambia] The Global Fund has directed that the ministry of Health pays back around US$1million worth of drugs lost through suspected pilferage at the Medical Stores Limited (MSL). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Investing in Nutrition a Priority - Lungu
[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu says Zambia has made strides in investing in nutrition interventions that are crucial to reducing the disease burden and deaths as a result of malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Zambian Malaria Expert Honoured on World's Greatest Leaders List
[allAfrica] Cape Town -An African scientist on the cutting edge of research into drugs which have the potential to both protect and cure people from malaria in a single dose has been named as one of "the world's 50 greatest leaders" by Fortune, the American business magazine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:'Our Push to Eliminate Malaria'
[Times of Zambia] For much of the world, malaria is a disease people worry about when they travel abroad. But for citizens from many Commonwealth nations it is no holiday disease. Malaria is a very real scourge that targets the most cherished members of our society -- pregnant women and children below the age of five. Our labour force is plagued by days away from work due to illness, or time spent as a carer for a sick member of the family. Malaria is the biggest cause of attendance at health facilities, and every Zambian f (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:Country Case Study - The First Large Sub-Saharan African Country to Achieve Malaria Elimination?
[WHO] On World Malaria Day last year Zambia announced its National Malaria Elimination Strategy, with 2021 as the target date for elimination. On World Malaria Day this year, Zambia will launch a new high level multi-sectoral End Malaria Commission and a multi-sectoral business plan in order to help achieve this. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambian community volunteers raise hope for child malaria victims
Immediate treatment and bicycle ambulances increase survival chances (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meharry, Morehouse partner with the University of Zambia
Meharry Medical College and the Morehouse School of Medicine have formed a partnership with the University of Zambia to develop an international exchange program focused on disease research and prevention (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Army Officer Helps Zambia Set Up Health Care Education Programme
[PR Newswire] London -Major Chris Carter not only teaches the next generation of critical care nurses for the British Armed Forces, but also leads a medical programme in Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia withdraws military personnel deployed to fight cholera
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has withdrawn military personnel deployed in December to help clean up the capital and other cities at the height of a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 80 people in seven months, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia ends ban on South African food imports, except those linked to listeria
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Tuesday lifted a ban on imported food from South Africa except "risky food" from units of Tiger Brands and RCL Foods that have been linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since early 2017. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia:Health Professions Slap More Charges On Fairview Hospital
[Times of Zambia] The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) has slapped more charges on Fairview Hospital of Lusaka for failing to comply with an order to close the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Health Minister Warns Against Complacency in Cholera Fight
[Times of Zambia] Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has warned against complacency in the fight against cholera even if the disease is on the verge of being contained after months of intense measures to stop the epidemic which killed more than 70 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Maintain Hygiene to Eradicate Cholera
[Times of Zambia] After months of an intense battle against cholera, there is no doubt that the disease which killed more than 70 people is on the verge of being contained completely. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Govt to Make Law Regulating Alcohol Consumption
[Premium Times] The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it will soon introduce a bill in parliament aimed at controlling alcohol consumption in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Chilenje Hospital Condemned Over Medical Report
[Times of Zambia] The Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) has condemned Chilenje First Level Hospital for denying an accident victim access to medical services before he could obtain a Police report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ILO Fails to Cut Ties with Tobacco Industry – Yet Again
Credit: BigstockBy Tih NtiabangYAOUNDE, Mar 20 2018 (IPS)Last week, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) governing body postponed yet again a decision to stop accepting money from the tobacco industry for its projects to end child labour in the tobacco growing sector.A majority of countries and workers in the governing body want to finally break financial ties with the tobacco industry. However, there is still opposition from the employers group and a few countries, mostly in the African region.The tobacco industry has more to gain from its ties with the ILO than countries themselves. No more postponements. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tih Ntiabang Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs International Labour Organization (ILO) Source Type: news

Ready for the WhatsApp Revolution in Health Care Communications?
March 20, 2018Twenty percent of the world's population is using it already. Time for us to catch up.Facebook announced in January that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users —20% of the world’s population!—who send more than 60 billion messages every day.Of course, quickly messaging people via computing technology is not new. However, this communications medium could revolutionize the way we communicate with health workers and their clients.To give you a sense of WhatsApp ’s reach and potential for improving global health:In India and Brazil, 80% of small businesses are already usin...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Zambia:Pregnant Women Dying in Mpongwe - Traditional Leader
[Zambia Reports] A traditional leader on the Copperbelt has complained that her subjects travel over 40km to access medical services due to lack of facilities in the chiefdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.The post DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Badylon Kawanda Bakiman Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Projects Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) interally displaced persons Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zambia:Cholera Vaccines - Inside the New Fight Against an Old Foe
[Bhekisisa] Why the world is just waking up to the power of immunisations to tackle this infectious disease and why we're learning more with every rainy season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia cholera epidemic continues to slow as number of deaths declines
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's cholera epidemic continues to slow with seven deaths recorded over the last month, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia:Opposition's Kambwili Accuses Doctors of Stealing Medicine
[Zambia Reports] National Democratic Congress (NDC) consultant Chishimba Kambwili has accused medical professionals of pilfering medicine from public health institutions to effectively run their private medical stores. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight people dead
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia:Seven Fishing Camps Closed As Cholera Claims Four
[Times of Zambia] Four people have died from suspected cholera in fishing camps located in Shibuyunji of Central Province leading to the Ministry of Health to shutting down seven illegal fishing camps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: MSF Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine Stresses Effectiveness of Single-Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine
Press releaseZambia: MSF Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine Stresses Effectiveness of Single-Dose Oral Cholera VaccineFebruary 07, 2018Recent data from Zambia ’s 2016 cholera epidemic found that giving people just one of the currently-recommended two doses of the oral cholera vaccine was nearly 90 percent effective for adequate short-term protection during this outbreak. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Zambia:Hope in Zambia - We Can Defeat Malaria
[MalariaMustDie] This century has seen malaria deaths in Zambia drop steeply, through a historic effort to increase prevention, education and access to medical help. Zambia's National Malaria Control Programme offers inspiration and hope. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:'Uproot Sick Lusaka'
[Times of Zambia] The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) has proposed the uprooting of Lusaka owing to extensive contamination of the underground water system that supplies millions of its residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Angola and Zambia Sign Memo Against Cholera and Malaria
[ANGOP] Luanda -A memorandum of collaboration in the health domain was signed last Monday, in Lusaka, between the Health Ministries of Angola and Zambia, represented by the incumbent ministers, respectively S ílvia Lutukuta and Chitalu Chilufya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:'Stop Politicking Over Cholera Outbreak'
[Times of Zambia] Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has said that the ministry is not ready to engage in cheap political pertaining to the outbreak of cholera in Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Toilet Crisis in Lusaka's Chaisa Slums
[] Lusaka -"It is a shame," said Idah Tembo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins
[East African] Twin girls who were conjoined at the stomach have been separated by a team of Zambian surgeons in a historic operation in Lusaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Siamese Twins Undergo Operation
[Zambia Reports] A team of doctors at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) is operating on two Siamese twins who are attached at the abdomen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 2, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia Reports First Cholera Case After Deadly Outbreak in Zambia Namibia Reports First Cholera Case After Deadly Outbreak in Zambia
A 10-year old schoolboy has become the first person diagnosed with cholera in Namibia for four years, the health ministry said on Wednesday, raising fears of an outbreak similar to one that killed dozens last month in neighboring Zambia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Egypt:Egypt Joins Cholera Fight
[Times of Zambia] The Arab Republic of Egypt yesterday joined Zambia's fight against cholera by donating various medical requirements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia reports first cholera case after deadly outbreak in Zambia
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - A 10-year old schoolboy has become the first person diagnosed with cholera in Namibia for four years, the health ministry said on Wednesday, raising fears of an outbreak similar to one that killed dozens last month in neighboring Zambia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia:Politics in the Time of Cholera: Zambia's U-turn on Street Vending
[IFPRI] For the last year, 12 countries in East and Southern Africa have been grappling with a cholera outbreak estimated to have resulted in almost 2,000 deaths and more than 100,000 hospitalizations. Zambia's outbreak began in October 2017, then experienced a brief lull before exploding in early December. More than 3,000 people have been affected and close to 80 have died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Zambia Proposes Resolution to Cholera
[Times of Zambia] Zambia has proposed a resolution on cholera to be addressed at this year's World Health Assembly in May under the strategic priority on public health preparedness and response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news